I am back with a card I made for another MFP Challenge. Are you getting the idea that I LOVE MFP challenges????? Not only do they offer one of their fab stamp sets as a prize for each and every challenge they hold, but they have a week-long challenge EVERY DAY!!! Wowza. I play often with them and sometimes the parameters really take me out of my comfort zone. I am thrilled to be inspired to dust off (and, in my case, sometimes pet hair remove) some neglected products and try them out. These challenges break me out of my mold and I LOVE that. That's what happened with today's card.
Here are the inspiration photos for this amazing challenge:
Aren't those just the most gorgeous photos???? I tried to get them in one neat row, but I couldn't. (sigh..)
Mark's Finest Papers Inspiration Challenges make it easy to enter, because you can take inspiration from anything about the photos. I was inspired by the shimmery colors and the luminous full moon in each sensational photo.
Here's what I came up with:
I pulled out my Perfect Pearls to emulate the shimmery look and some solid stamps. I hadn't used this carnation silhouette stamp in years!!! The vase I found in a thrift store grab bag. :) I stamped my vase and masked the lower stems of the flowers to put them inside. Then sprinkled with the powder. Wow....LOVE the effect on black paper. I didn't use the Perfect Medium that came with my Perfect Pearls. It didn't seem to make the powder stick as well as a cheapo white stamp pad that I refresh with glycerine for embossing. That was juicy enough to give a good base. Maybe my Perfect Medium pad is just dried out? (shrug...)
For this card, I used the Mandarin color of the Perfect Pearls. It didn't end up looking very orange, but I love the shimmer!!! Here's a shot at an angle where you can see it glow. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
I also followed this Sketchy Colors sketch for this card. It was more complicated than I anticipated, since I had to construct my own oval stencils! All my ovals were too small. So this really took me out of my comfort zone, too. But I finally got it put together. Next time, easier sketch. Ha!
Other products I used on here are DCWV paper, which I inked around the edges, and a couple of little clearance rack stick-on embellishments.
Do you think my card looks like a dollar bill???? After I got the photo on here, I thought it kind of did. hehehee.
Have a lovely day and thanks so much for your sweet comments. They make my day even brighter!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFP Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge #66 - Colors of the Moon
2. Sketchy Colors #214 - Sketch
3. Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #23 - Autumn Colors
4. Creative Corner Challenges - That Old Stamp
5. Crafting Musketeers Challenge #14 - Stamped Image